Vietnam, RoK press ahead with cooperation toward carbon neutrality hinh anh 1Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha (L) and Minister of Environment Han Jeoung-ae (Photo:
Seoul (VNA) – Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has had a working session with Minister of Environment Han Jeoung-ae of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on joint work toward the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050 as the heads of the two governments stated earlier.

At their meeting taking place on December 14 as part of National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s official visit to the RoK, the two sides signed a plan on climate change cooperation toward the 2050 goal as the basis for implementing specific activities in the coming time.

Ha hoped the two ministries to further cooperate in realising directions of the two nations’ top legislators on environment and climate change.

The minister wished that the RoK Ministry of Environment will support his ministry in perfecting mechanisms and policies on solid waste treatment in urban and rural areas, handling air pollution, building a national plan on the environment, and completing policies for green-economy transition.

The Korean minister expressed her delight at the signing of the plan to meet the countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2030 and realise the carbon neutrality target by 2050.

The sides agreed to set up a joint working team to discuss the the implementation of the joint cooperation plan via such activities as the building and implementation of the RoK’s ODA projects on greenhouse gas emissions reduction, the conduction of the NDCs and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the conversion of waste into technology, and the monitoring of ocean plastic pollution, among others.

The two sides will also strengthen public-private cooperation through promoting environmental trade and exhibitions on advanced technologies, as well as organising conferences, seminars and forums to connect Vietnamese and Korean businesses.

Also on December 14, Minister Ha visited the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)’s headquarters, where head of the agency Park Kwang-suk stated the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is an important partner of the KMA, with ample room for their bilateral cooperation.

Park said the KMA wants to expand the joint work based on a pact the sides signed recently./.